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Zinedine Zidane could make Man Utd job U-turn as barrier removed to Old Trafford role

Zinedine Zidane could make Man Utd job U-turn as barrier removed to Old Trafford role

Zidane has been linked with a return to management.

Zinedine Zidane's interest in becoming Manchester United manager could be revived following a change of heart.

Zidane has only ever managed Real Madrid, but he led Los Blancos to three Champions League titles across two spells in charge.

The French coach has been out of work since leaving Madrid in 2021, although he has been linked with several clubs since then.

This week Zidane has been linked with taking the top job at Bayern Munich, following the announcement that Thomas Tuchel will leave the club at the end of the season.

On Wednesday Bayern and Tuchel confirmed that they have agreed to mutually part ways after what looks set to be a disappointing season.

The perennial Bundesliga champions are eight points behind table toppers Bayer Leverkusen with just 12 games left to play, and face an uphill task to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals.

Zidane has previously refused to manage teams in countries where he doesn't speak the language, but according to German publication Bild [via], that is no longer the case.

The World Cup winner is reportedly monitoring events in Munich with interest, and despite not being able to speak German, the Bayern job appeals to him.

According to the report, Zidane views Bayern as an institution not dissimilar to Madrid, a club with an illustrious history and great working conditions.

Zidane's new-found openness to overcoming language barriers could open the door to him one day managing Manchester United.

The 51-year-old was linked with the Old Trafford hot seat before Erik ten Hag was appointed, but he ruled himself out of the running.

While the Bayern Munich job is arguably much more attractive than United, Zidane's change is stance means he could one day be the man to lead United to glory.

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Topics: Manchester United, Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Thomas Tuchel, Bundesliga, Champions League, Erik Ten Hag